Mike Miller SG/SF POR 1 month ago

Miller exercised his player option Tuesday to remain with the Cavaliers for the 2015-16 season.

As expected, the 15-year veteran will be back with Cleveland next season after appearing in 52 games in 2014-15. At this point in his career, Miller offers little outside of spot-up, outside shooting, but he's a close confidant of LeBron James, so it's not surprising to see him stick around.

Mike Miller SG/SF POR 2 months ago

Miller appeared in nine games during the Cavaliers' postseason run and averaged 1.0 point in 7.2 minutes. He played in 52 games in his return with LeBron James and put up 2.1 points and 1.8 rebounds in 13.5 minutes.

Miller had been an occasional sniper in his days with the Heat and Grizzlies, but was unable to provide much support for Cleveland in the playoffs. Injuries and age have taken away a great deal from the 35 year old. He has a player option for 2015-16, which he may exercise to stay with James.

Mike Miller SG/SF POR 2 months ago

Miller played in his fifth game of this postseason. He was held scoreless in six minutes and grabbed a rebound during Sunday's Game 2 95-93 overtime win over the Warriors.

With Kyrie Irving (knee) set to miss the rest of the season, coach David Blatt dusted off the former Rookie of the Year for spot minutes off the bench. His grasp on rotation minutes moving forward is tenuous at best.

Mike Miller SG/SF POR 3 months ago

Miller played two minutes in the win over Chicago on Thursday. He did not put up any stats.

Miller did not play in the previous three games and fell out of the rotation after starting Game 1 of the series. It appears his days as a useful fantasy asset are over, but he could still get up a few 3-pointers in the Eastern Conference finals.

Mike Miller SG/SF POR 3 months ago

Miller will begin Game 2 on the bench with Tristan Thompson taking the starting role, ESPN reports.

Miller did not offer much production during his 16 minutes of action while starting in place of Kevin love Monday. That, in combination with the dominance of the Bulls' big men, has lead head coach David Blatt to favor a bigger starting lineup for Game 2. Miller should still see some playing time though since teammate J.R. Smith is still suspended for Wednesday.

Mike Miller SG/SF POR 3 months ago

Miller played 16 minutes as a starter for the Cavaliers in the Game 1 loss to Chicago on Monday. He had three points (1-2 FG, 1-2 3Pt) and five rebounds.

Miller started for Kevin Love (shoulder) with Tristan Thompson coming off the bench. He did not play in the series win over the Celtics, but should see more playing time in Game 2 while J.R. Smith (suspension) remains out.

Mike Miller SG/SF POR 3 months ago

Miller is in the starting lineup for Monday's Game 1 against the Bulls, KC Johnson of the Chicago Tribune reports.

As expected, it will be Miller and Iman Shumpert entering the lineup in place of J.R. Smith (suspension) and Kevin Love (shoulder). Depending upon how Game 1 turns out, the pair will likely start Game 2, but Smith will be available to return for Game 3 as the series shifts to Chicago.

Mike Miller SG/SF POR 3 months ago

Miller is expected to enter the starting lineup for Monday's Game 1 against the Bulls, Chris Haynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

We've seen conflicting reports as to which players will fill in for J.R. Smith (suspension) and Kevin Love (shoulder), but as of roughly an hour before game time it appears Iman Shumpert and Mike Miller are the top candidates. Coach David Blatt is yet to offer confirmation, but an update should come in the near future.

Mike Miller SG/SF POR 3 months ago

Coach David Blatt indicated that Miller will see an increased role in Round 2, Dave McMenamin of ESPN reports.

Miller did not play a single minute in the first round against Boston, and he saw mostly garbage-time minutes in 52 regular season contests. However, with J.R. Smith sidelined for the first two games of the second round, Miller will be forced into action. He's not likely to see a significant minutes load, but the Cavs will look to Miller as a source of outside shooting to replace Smith.

Mike Miller SG/SF POR 3 months ago

Miller has been left on the bench through the first three games of the playoffs.

The postseason rotation has tightened up for the Cavaliers and Miller's playing time has suffered as a result. In years past he played vital minutes for Miami during their numerous playoff efforts but it appears that won't be the case in Cleveland as he admires the postseason run from the bench.